Richmond National Battlefield Park - Glendale-Malvern Hill Visitor Center - Richmond, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 37° 26.167 W 077° 14.099
18S E 302268 N 4145599
Quick Description: This visitor center and rangers on staff are here for the interpretation of two days of battle: June 30, 1862 for the Battle of Glendale or Frayser's Farm, and July 1, 1862 for the Battle of Malvern Hill.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2010 4:51:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM979T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing
Views: 2

Long Description:

There are two battle that occurred here. The first, the battle of Glendale or Frayser's Farm occurred on June 30, 1862. The second was the Battle of Malvern Hill on July 1, 1862. The visitors center has electronic maps and displays on the two days of battle.

The immediate area of Glendale National Cemetery holds nearly 1200 graves. Many of these are the soldiers who died during battles occuring on June 30 and July 1, 1862.

These events all occured in the Pennisula Campaign. This was an effort by General George B. McClellan who landed at Fort Monroe on the Virginia Pennisula. He moved forward towards Richmond, only to be turned in a retreat. The Battles of 1862 interpreted at the Richmond National Battlefield are part of the Seven Days Battles. These were the final two battles in that series of a retreat.

Rangers are available during the summer months, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, to give aid and assistance for area interpretation.

Just down the road about two miles from the visitor center is the Malvern Hill Battlefield. Interpretive markers are placed around the area for explainations of what occurred her on July 1, 1862.

Permits: no

Maps: yes

Public Restrooms: yes

Trail Conditions: yes

Website if it is available: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation: Memorial Day to Labor Day - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Off Road Directions: Not listed

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